BS in Plant Sciences with Emphasis in Breeding, Biology and Biotechnology
Degree Program Description
From the food on our plates to the homes we live in to the fuel in our vehicles, plants impact all aspects of our daily lives. As an ever-growing human population continues to increase the demand for crops and other plant products, so too does the demand for plant scientists. Plant Sciences addresses the challenges from the field to the laboratory. Students enroll in a generalized core curriculum, then further refine their expertise in the Breeding, Biology & Biotechnology emphasis area. Plants are an integral component of the food, fiber, and medicinal components necessary to meet current and future population demands. Manipulation of plants at the cellular level can improve yields, pest resistance, and enhance nutritional value. Students in this emphasis area will gain classroom and real world experience (research opportunities in labs; internships with industry partners) to prepare for challenging careers or advanced education. From commercial plant breeders to lab managers, trained students are in high demand for rewarding opportunities.
Major Program Requirements
Emphasis Area Requirements
Manipulation of plants at the cellular and genetic level can lead to improvements in crop performance and resistance to pests, as well as increase plant users. Job opportunities from the laboratory to the field are widespread in seed and chemical industries around the world.
|Breeding, Biology and Biotechnology Emphasis Area Requirements|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 2100||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|PLNT_S 3213||Genetics of Agricultural Plants and Animals||3|
|PLNT_S 3225||Plant Breeding and Genetics||3|
|PLNT_S 4315||Crop Physiology||3|
|PLNT_S 4325||Field Crop Breeding||3|
|STAT 2530||Statistical Methods in Natural Resources||3|
|BIOCHM 3630||General Biochemistry||3|
|BIO_SC 2300||Introduction to Cell Biology||4|
|BIO_SC 3210||Plant Systematics||4|
|PLNT_S 3275||Grain Crops||3|
|PLNT_S 4313||Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition||3|
|PLNT_S 4320||Molecular Plant Physiology||3|
|PLNT_S 4400||Plant Anatomy||4|
|PLNT_S 4550||Plant Biotechnology||4|
Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Plant Sciences.
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